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A.J. Griffin
ERA W-L K
5.94 6-6 61
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-5 / 230 NFBC ADP: 585.90
Position: SPBorn: 1/28/1988 Birthplace: El Cajon, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 13th Round by Athletics (2010)


Latest News
Sep. 25 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-A.J. Griffin allowed one run on one hit in 2.0 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-1 on Sunday. Griffin did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.38 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 15 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-A.J. Griffin allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 3.0 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 10-4 on Thursday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 11 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET11:19 ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST10:49 AM VEN19:19 UAE10:19 AM CT-A.J. Griffin fell to 6-6, allowing five runs on five hits and one walk in 3.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the New York Yankees 16-7 on Sunday. Griffin did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 5.50 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 3 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-A.J. Griffin allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 5.2 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 on Saturday. Griffin struck out six, ending the game with a 5.09 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Griffin has made it through six innings just once in his last nine starts, posting a 7.03 ERA in that span.
Aug. 28 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-A.J. Griffin fell to 6-5, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in 3.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Sunday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.26 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 21 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-A.J. Griffin fell to 6-4, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Sunday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.10 ERA and 1.27 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Griffin, who spent his first two seasons with the A's, next takes the ball Friday at Oakland. In his first start there since leaving the A's, he struck out eight while throwing one-hit ball for six innings in a 7-0 win on April 17.
Aug. 16 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-A.J. Griffin improved to 6-3, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-4 on Tuesday. Griffin struck out four, ending the game with a 5.07 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander had gone 1-3 with a 10.88 ERA in his first five career starts against the Tigers, but he improved to 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts since coming off the 60-day DL.
Aug. 8 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-A.J. Griffin fell to 5-3, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the New York Mets 5-4 on Tuesday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.40 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Griffin was pressed into duty a day earlier than expected when scheduled started Andrew Cashner was scratched due to a stiff neck. Griffin beat Minnesota last week in his return from a left intercostal strain that had sidelined him since May 26.
Aug. 4 7:46 AM PT8:46 AM MT9:46 AM CT10:46 AM ET10:46 ET14:46 GMT22:46 7:46 AM MST9:46 AM EST10:16 AM VEN18:46 UAE9:46 AM CT-A.J. Griffin improved to 5-2, allowing one run on two hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday. Griffin struck out four, ending the game with a 5.20 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Griffin had a resounding return from a muscle strain in his chest. He last started on May 26 and last won on May 9. ''I had those first-day-of-school jitters a little bit last night and stuff,'' Griffin said. ''Excited, and a little nervous.''
May 26 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET20:19 ET0:19 GMT8:19 5:19 PM MST7:19 PM EST7:49 PM VEN4:19 UAE (+1)7:19 PM CT-Griffin (left intercostal strain) has been activated and is slated to start Thursday at Minnesota.
Analysis: Now that the Rangers have traded Yu Darvish, Griffin seems like a logical choice to fill that rotation spot. The right-hander may not be a sound fantasy option, though, as he recorded a 5.77 ERA in eight starts prior to hitting the DL in late May.
May 20 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-A.J. Griffin fell to 4-1, allowing nine runs on nine hits and one walk in 3.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Saturday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 5.02 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Griffin served four homers and gave up three in five innings in his previous start. Though he's put together some strong efforts this season, the right-hander remains a rather risky fantasy option.
May 14 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 ET0:06 GMT8:06 5:06 PM MST7:06 PM EST7:36 PM VEN4:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-A.J. Griffin allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-4 on Sunday. Griffin struck out three, ending the game with a 3.15 ERA and 1.02 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The former Oakland righty's two home starts have come against his ex-team, and he's been tagged for eight runs and five homers over 8 1/3 innings in those appearances. Griffin is 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA on the road, though, and his next start will come Saturday at Detroit.
May 9 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-A.J. Griffin improved to 4-0, allowing four hits and one walk in a complete-game shutout, as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres 11-0 on Tuesday. Griffin struck out four, ending the game with a 2.45 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: All four hits off Griffin were singles, and the Padres got only one runner as far as third base. It was Griffin's second career shutout, and he's been dominant in winning his last three starts while allowing 11 hits and one earned run over 20 innings.
May 4 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET19:45 ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST7:15 PM VEN3:45 UAE (+1)6:45 PM CT-A.J. Griffin improved to 3-0, allowing two runs - one earned - on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 10-4 on Thursday. Griffin struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.54 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 21 5:02 PM PT6:02 PM MT7:02 PM CT8:02 PM ET20:02 ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST7:32 PM VEN4:02 UAE (+1)7:02 PM CT-Griffin (gout in left ankle) will come off the DL and start Thursday at Houston.
Analysis: Griffin was coming off his best start in two seasons with Texas before going on the DL. He allowed one hit with eight strikeouts in six innings April 17 at Oakland. Griffin is 2-0 with a 4.11 ERA.
Apr. 18 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Griffin pitched six scoreless innings in his return to the Oakland Coliseum, striking out eight and allowing just one hit in a 7-0 win.
Analysis: Griffin was much better than in his first two starts, where he gave up seven runs over just 9 1/3 innings - one of which was an ugly outing against his former team.
Apr. 13 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Griffin earned the win Wednesday against the Angels after allowing three runs on four hits over six solid innings. The right-hander struck out four and walked just one.
Analysis: Griffin fared much better than he did during his season debut, when he was tagged for four runs in 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Oakland. He'll face the A's again in his next start, though this time in the more pitching-friendly confines of the Oakland Coliseum.
Apr. 8 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Griffin exited Friday's start against Oakland with one out in the fourth inning after scraping his pitching hand and both of his knees attempting to back up a throw near the A's dugout. The right-hander allowed four runs and a pair of homers before departing.
Analysis: Griffin figures to be able to make his next scheduled start, though he's mostly a desperation fantasy option after posting a 5.07 ERA and surrendering 28 homers in 119 innings a season ago.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 Oak 7 1 0 - 0 15 15 0 82.1 74 29 28 10 19 0 64 1.13 3.06
2013 Oak 14 10 0 - 0 32 32 1 200.0 171 91 85 36 54 2 171 1.13 3.83
2016 Tex 7 4 0 - 0 23 23 0 119.0 116 68 67 28 46 1 107 1.36 5.07
2017 Tex 6 6 0 - 0 18 15 1 77.1 76 52 51 20 28 0 61 1.34 5.94
Career 34 21 0 - 0 88 85 2 478.2 437 240 231 94 147 3 403 1.22 4.34

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Oak 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2016 Tex 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 Tex 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .000 .167 .000
Career 88 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 0 .000 .154 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2012 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 0 1 3.60
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 0 1 3.60
Career 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 2 2 1 0 0 1 3.60


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 705 91 83 87.3 53.33
Curveball 402 69 63 66 30.41
Slider 72 87 77 82.7 5.45
Changeup 143 83 76 79.9 10.82

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